Mid-States Competition


57th Mid-States Art Exhibition


Kim Krause, Eleusinian Mysteries #8, Cincinnati, Ohio
Oil and spray paint on canvas, 40" x 33"


About the Mid-States Exhibition

First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals.  The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition.  However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the Mid-States Craft Exhibition. Currently, the exhibitions have become biennial events each with a professional juror to maintain the utmost quality.

Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents.  Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum.  A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.




August 1 – September 14                                      Entry Submission

September 22                                                          Jurying

September 29                                                          Notification of Jurying Results

October 13 – October 24                                       Receiving Accepted Work

November 3                                                             Final Review and Award Selection by Juror

December 13                                                             Reception and Presentation of Awards 6-8 p.m. CST

December 14, 2014 – March 8, 2015                   Exhibition

March 9 - 20, 2015                                                   Claiming of Accepted Work


Please click to download the 57th Mid-States Art Exhibition Prospectus for instructions and details.

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